132 THE BAJ>BHAT»HA JS1UND. no., KamesTat at Kamaf Chakresvar at Gobardhan? and Gopesvar at Brinda- ban, A mela Is held by the Balbhadra-kund OH the fall moon of Sravan, the feast of the Saltino. The pond was partiaEy cleaned oat and repaired as a relief work during ihe late famine^ and? as the Airing navigation channel terminates in a reservoir close by, there will now be no difficulty in keeping it always filled with water. This branch of the canal has a length of eight or nine miles, with two loek% one at Ganesra, the other immediately opposite the Chanrasi temple. For some little distance it runs directly under the Dhul-kot^ or old city wall. Of the many little shrines that cluster about the Balbnadra-knnd, one is dedicated to Balaxama under his title of Bau-ji, * the elder brother ;' another to GuneSj and a third to Nar-Sinha, i the man-lion/ the fourth incarnation of Vishnu. According to the Iegend3 there was an impious king, b" name ffiranya Kasipiij who claimed universal sovereignty over all powers on earth3 in heaven, and helL No one had the hardihood to oppose him? save his own sons the pious prince Prahlad, who was for ever singing the praises of the great god Vishnu. " If," said the king, " your god is everywhere present, let him now show himself in this pillar which I strike." At the word the pillar parted in twain and revealed the god in terrible form, half lion half man, who seized the boastful monarch and tore him in pieces and devoured him. In an adjoining orchard called the K&zi's Bagh is a small modem mosque, and in connection with it a curious square building of red sand-stone. It now encloses a Muhaaimadan tomb, and in all probability was originally constructed for that purpose, though it has nothing Saracenic about it and is a good specimen of the pure Hindu style of architecture, with characteristic columns and square architraves supported on brackets instead of arches. Similarly, almost all the oldest buildings that now remain in ancl about the city are houses or tombs, that were constructed, for Muhammadans by Hindus and in purely Hindu style. At the present day all the new buildings are intended for Hindu use, but their architectural forms have been greatly modified by Muhammadan influ- ences* After leaving, the great entrance to the katra? the Dehli road passes a ma- sonry well* called c SaibjaV in commemoration of the miracle which Krishna wrought in straightening the hump-backed maiden who met him there. The * Imn«ii«Mj c-pposi^e Ibtt wdi a fragment of a sculptured Buddhist pillar baa been set np, an metres rtllgww Iwowm u tepresoitiag the Hindu goddess De?i.